Monsanto And Bayer – A Long Overdue Merger

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A merger of greats: working together for the advancement of humanity and new world order


Almost forgotten in the excitement of the US presidential election is the recently announced $66 billion merger of U.S. seed-producer, Monsanto, and German drug and crop-chemical maker, Bayer. Experts are hailing this as an exciting combination of two industry giants, which will lead to significant improvements in food production, safety and technology.

The news has not been welcomed by all observers, however. Whether from ignorance or unfortunate events that happened in the distant past, there are claims that consumers are not best served by having one single mega-organisation control almost everything that we eat. In our view, whilst understandable, these fears are unfounded.

In Bayer’s case, it seems there are always some who will bear a grudge for the actions of its founder, I. G. Farben. During the Nazi era, Farben made a number of actions and investments which, with hindsight, did not place Bayer on the right side of history. Of course, one can never predict who will get to write history and therefore it is unfair make a pariah of a great industrialist. That said, were Farben alive today, for example, he would no doubt wish to revisit his corporate strategy centred around the make-up of his workforce and production of certain gases. All of this is happily consigned to history, however, since the head of Bayer issued a public apology a full 21 years ago. It is time to move on.

There are fewer reasons to worry about Monstanto. For starters, Monsanto is all-American and untainted with a Nazi past. Its involvement in the production of certain fertilizers used in Vietnam is also now a distant memory, with most millennials believing that Agent Orange was a fictional CIA operative played by Sylvester Stallone in a Hollywood blockbuster. In a world of ever more exacting standards, Monsanto outperforms its peers when it comes to issues around food safety, testing of new technologies and field trials. Given a rapidly growing world population, we need a single mega-corporation more than ever in order to ensure:

  • higher yields
  • making crops more resistant to pests and disease
  • consistency of food tastes

If this merger does not take place, there are real fears that in a few short years  there will not be enough food to go around for all the hungry mouths. History will judge us harshly if we fail to approve this merger of greats.

Alexander
Alexander

This is great news. We need increasing centralization and cooperation in both government and big business to fight off the threat of fascism. The biggest threat facing our country is last month’s joint efforts of billionaire Donald Trump and millions of family farms and small farmers to steal the election from the urban heart of the country. Did you know that family and small farms control over 98% of the genetic diversity of the agriculture industry!!! These farmsters must be imprisoned and thier farms burned to the ground to protect our children from their monopoly over the agriculture industry.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

All great points. It is an economic fact that larger companies can use economies of scale to offer higher quality goods at lower prices. This is why advanced economies always aim to have a few large corporations provide almost all of the goods and services in each industry. Less advanced countries have sprawling informal marketplaces and hustlers on the corner of every street, whereas developed countries have large superstores with neatly packaged products and processed foods at low prices. If Monsanto took over world food production, this would be a good thing, not a bad thing, as it would massively lower costs and improve the quality of our food.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

We need GMOs to solve world hunger! People who promote organic and natural food and oppose vaccinations and pharmaceutical drugs are literally advocating mass starvation and the spread of disease in developing countries!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Awesome! The other major advantage of GMO foods is that they can be made pesticide and herbicide resistant, allowing farmers to use far more pesticides and radically improve crop yields. Alternative heath quacks have long tried to spread the idea that pesticides and herbicides like glyphosate are harmful to the human body, but the FDA has concluded that this is unequivocally false, and that they in fact have no measurable side effects over the long term.

Black Lives Matter

We need mandatory GMO-based vegan diets. A vegan diet is better than a vegetarian diet.

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

This is great news! I even heard that Monsanto is planning to incorporate left over dead humans into their green protein foods, effectively eliminating the need for Grave Yards, thus freeing up thousands of acres of prime farm land that can now be used for glyphosate resistant mono-crop agriculture. This truly is a Win-Win situation!!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I don’t know how any sane person could object to cheaper, higher quality food?? But guess who does object to GMOs? That’s, right, PUTIN!! Putin says he wants to make Russia a major exporter of organic, non-GMO foods!! At the same time Russia is backing fake news outlets which promote the idea that GMO corn and glyphosate are unhealthy. He is deliberately undermining the efforts of Monsanto to alleviate world hunger, while attempting to take over the food market!

Yet another reason to #NukeRussiaNow!

Alexander
Alexander

You heard wrong. You must be reading Fake News websites. Anyways, there will be no need to convert graveyards to farmland because we are going to move everyone from wasteful rural and suburban communities into large green cities to satisfy the need for service sectors jobs. This Monsanto merger is just a continuation/acceleration of the multi-century trend toward less and less labor needed for food production. Once the merger is complete, there will be a ton of land freed up after moving people from the parasitic communities in flyover country.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Yup, green “smart” cities are the future, where everyone lives in small, sustainable apartment blocks, travels around in self-driving electric cars using power sourced from solar panels and wind farms, and eats a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of GMO soy and vegetables. This is the future that progressives are working towards.

gdpbull
gdpbull

AHA! The Accredited Times is a FAKE accredited news source. Only progressive news sources can be accredited. And as a progressive, I know that true progressives HATE GMO foods and HATE Monsanto and Bayer. It is the ALT RIGHT that likes GMO foods and actually believe that GMO crops are needed for no-till farming and to turn around the world-wide top soil erosion. In fact, hating GMO foods is the only thing us progressives have in common with Russia.

drb6
drb6

Interesting and worth discussing. While many progressives do hate GMO foods and Monsanto, others think that we need more private-public partnerships and big companies (ones which donate to progressive candidates) should be rewarded for their progressive stance. However, it seems that Monsanto donates more to Republicans, so this might not be a good company. To Democrats: $105,000, to Republicans: $302,000. Then again, Monsanto has supported our elected President Clinton with hundreds of thousands of dollars, and H. R. Clinton Hillary is in favor of genetically modified foods: http://naturalsociety.com/how-do-presidential-candidates-weigh-in-on-the-issue-of-gmos/.
On the other hand, the vile, orange racist has come out against GMO’s:

“@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP“

Again, a complicated issue to be discussed by our best SJW’s.

P.S. Sugarlock – would you be so kind and check the link with propornot add-on?

gdpbull
gdpbull

Hmmm, Ok, I guess you’re right. There is some overlap here.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

drb6: The link is clean according to PropOrNot. I just barely saw your message, several days late, because my wife has been making me work a lot. She let me have some play time today because of bad weather.

Black Lives Matter

Wrong. The ACCREDITED Washington Post has repeatedly published articles promoting GMOs. For example, on May 19, 2016, the Washington Post Editorial Board published the “Post’s View” on the matter in an article entitled: “Scientists Refute the Scaremongering about GMOs.” Good progressives support GMOs.

Regressive Party ChairMAN
Regressive Party ChairMAN

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This merger will fail during the coming economic crisis. We will soon regress back to small family farms!

The Deep State has allowed Trump to win so that they can leave him holding the bag when they pull the plug on the economy. You libtards should be glad that Illary is spared this tremendous burden. Her health is just not up to the coming crisis.

Trump’s bright-orangeness proves his health, and he has vast experience with bankruptcies and excessive debt, so he is the perfect president to preside over the coming economic crisis.

During the coming crisis, you will here more and more about the Regressive Party. We are taking America back; all the way back.

#fake-news

Black Lives Matter

LOL, Hillary won, you idiot. She got the most votes, and her victory in the Electoral College is in the bag.

Black Lives Matter

It’s articles like this that make me question why anyone could possibly object to communism. When we imagine how great the world would be with big companies merging, wouldn’t it be even better if ALL companies and ALL unions and ALL nonprofits and ALL governments merged into a single entity? That’s all communism is. Everyone wins.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

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richandrenee

Fantastic article Pbier – it’s great to see two amazing companies combine their resources.

A lot of good will come out of this.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

I am upset about the debate among progressives about Monsanto. In the New World Order, Big Brother will tell us what to think and there will be no arguments. Monsanto funds an agricultural university in this state. You can take discounted classes because of their funding. They give free bagels and other food. Nobody says anything bad about them at that university. How could a company that give free bagels, free seeds, and discounted tuition be bad?

TrueDat
TrueDat

At least we will know who to blane for all mankinds health problems, except for MDB whose problems stem from that nasty rash he picked up in Syria.

Leave those goats alone!

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